BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Walter J. S. Waryas, 98, of Laurel Avenue passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. Walter was born in Bellows Falls on Feb. 6, 1920, the son of Frank and Honora (Niemzura) Waryas. He was a 1938 graduate of Bellows Falls High School and served in the Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific. He worked as a machinist for Bryant’s Chuck & Grinder and retired from Chamberlain Machine. He was a member of the American Legion, the Polish American Club, the Loyal Order of the Moose, and the Knights of Columbus. Walter was an avid Polka dancer.
On Jan. 15, 1952, he married Marjorie F. Stevens who predeceased him. Walter is survived by his son William Waryas of California; his daughters Helen Cassidy of California, Mary Graves of Walpole, N.H., and Donna Tyler of Bellows Falls; his grandchildren Rachael Ayre, Eric Kurkul, Angela Krym, Bethany Lawson, Justin, Bridget, and Gregory; and eight great grandchildren.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, March 10 at St. Charles Church with burial to follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.